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Habit: [Annual] perennial herb, generally cespitose. Stem: erect, densely branched. Leaf: cauline; sheaths generally < internodes; ligule membranous; blade flat or folded. Inflorescence: raceme-like, digitate, branches paired, long-stalked from upper axils, hairy. Spikelet: in pairs; lower 1--2 pairs similar, staminate, awn 0; upper pairs dissimilar, sessile spikelet bisexual, glumes > lemmas, lanceolate, hairy, florets 2, lower vestigial, upper fertile, lemma translucent, awned; stalked spikelet staminate or sterile, awn 0; pairs breaking as a unit or spikelets breaking below glumes.
Species In Genus: 55 species: tropical Africa, Asia. Etymology: (Greek: below masculine, from basal staminate spikelets)
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth M. Skendzic
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hordeum vulgare
Next taxon: Hyparrhenia hirta
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth M. Skendzic 2016. Hyparrhenia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11084, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.